Oh hey there! I'm Ibex, the lead writer and content editor of this site. Before I started working for The Trek, I thru-hiked the AT and explored many other incredible trails around North America. I mostly spend my spare time scheming new adventures and inadvertently setting my hair on fire while cooking.
In July of 2018, I lost most of the sensitivity in my toes on both feet. I didn't think much of it at first. I was in the middle of an Appalachian
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) warned hikers today in a Facebook post of a reported uptick in COVID-19 cases near Maine's 100 Mile
You either have a good time or a good story, as the saying goes. Now that I've completed the Appalachian Trail, I love to look back and laugh at all
Hitchhiking is the easiest, most efficient way for thru-hikers to travel between town and the trail. After all, we don’t have cars and we often don’t
Autumn is finally around the corner, though it may not feel like it at the moment. Much of the country is still baking in very summer-like heat, but
On a recent backpacking trip, I stopped at a stream to filter water along with some other hikers. We were making hiker trash small talk (“Man, I'm
A new bill introduced in the US House of Representatives last Friday would fast-track the completion of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).
The USDA Forest Service is closing all California national forests to the public for two weeks starting today. The closures affect some 20 million
Evan Hansen will carry his canoe 300 miles across Minnesota to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. Click here to donate to Portage for
Spend enough time backpacking and eventually, every bar starts tasting like flavored sawdust, every rehydrated dinner like mushy sadness. Many